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It's the rime of the season

Photographer Mark Cline found himself in a frosty wonderland last weekend in Jay Cooke State Park. He captured these crystals on the swinging bridge there, which required a steady tripod when no one...

 

History Mystery

With the help of Wrenshall writer Annie Dugan and relatives, we have a host of information and photos on the subject of last week's History Mystery, Tim and Nellie Pappelis and their restaurant on...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Sue Walli Shelerud has retired after 31 years of teaching nursing at Lake Superior College in Duluth. She graduated from the St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 1980. She worked on the surgical unit at...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Wasn't the frost on the trees beautiful on Saturday? I couldn't resist taking a few photos of the white evergreens and the brilliant blue sky. It surely was a winter wonderland. Congratulations to...

 

2020 Year in Review, part 1

A fly on the wall at the office of the Pine Knot News, during a meeting of the minds discussing year-in-review stories, may not have contained itself in screaming: "Covid. Done." But, being a fly...

 

History Mystery

Leroy DeFoe of Cloquet died Dec. 20 at age 72. He played a vital role in preserving the legacy of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa by being a keeper of its history. Here, we are...

 

Holiday dinners - to go

Raffy Johnson holds up four fingers for the number of meals the next car is picking up, but he could have been indicating the 425 free Christmas meals served via curbside pickup and delivery to...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Have you ever thought about all the time we waste? Well, I heard a great story about wasting time and what not to do to avoid it. First, try to not wait in line for anything. Plan ahead and you will...

 

History mystery

Sally DeVriendt sent us a note regarding the naming of Alcohol Road in Wrenshall. Her story is similar to ones we heard from others. No one seems to know how the road was actually named but it’s certain there were booming bootlegging operations in...

 

Santa's on his way

Santa Claus made a surprise visit to the B&B Market in Cloquet Saturday afternoon, courtesy of Halvor Lines. He estimated about 200 children stopped by to visit and tell him what they were hoping to...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

As we come to the end of another year, I am longing for better times in the coming new year. I am also reminded of how much I am missing my closest relatives and friends who have passed away. I’m al...

 

History Mystery

How did Alcohol Road in Wrenshall get its name? That's this week's History Mystery question. Alcohol Road is still used as an address for residents and businesses although the road is officially...

 

Zion, DAV offer free curbside dinner

The 27th annual community Christmas Day Dinner is happening, thanks to a partnership between Zion Lutheran Church and the local Disabled American Veterans group. Due to the pandemic, there will not be a sit-down meal. Due to the short timeframe,... Full story

 

History mystery

We have received no new information on what is believed to be a 1977 photo of the Carlton High school class of 1947 at a reunion. If you can help, let the History Mystery team know at [email protected]

 

Bandshell gets a new coat from parks crew

City of Cloquet summer parks crew members (from left) Makayla Suominen, Kirk Keinamen and Morgan Smith enjoy the feeling of a job well done after repainting the Pinehurst Park bandshell this year....

 

Wright/Cromwell news

The women’s basketball team from the University of Minnesota Duluth stepped off the court to help with a good cause last weekend. The team assisted in collecting toys for the Duluth Salvation Army o...

 

Lights brighten a season of change

With daylight in short supply, a host of holiday lighting displays are brightening the nighttime hours in Carlton County. Whether glimpsed from a car window while crossing the St. Louis River or more... Full story

 

History mysteries

Steve Brown of Minneapolis tells us that his dad Francis Brown is kneeling at the far left in the photo we printed last week. Steve says his father was in the Carlton High School class of 1947.... Full story

 

Prepping for the big feast

With two days to go until Thanksgiving, DAV members Denny Johnson (left) and Raffy Johnson unload boxes and cans of food items needed for holiday meals the group delivers each year. In the...

 

History mystery

Wilma Heikkila of Cromwell found this History Mystery photo in a collection of her mother's things recently. As a girl, Wilma and her family, the Wicklunds, lived in Sawyer and it is suspected that...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

We are saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend Elaine Rose Huhta, 86, longtime Cromwell resident. She passed away Nov. 13, the 64th birthday of her only child, Kevin Hamre. She taught in a...

 

FDLTCC offers food bundles for students

Although Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College couldn’t hold its annual Giving Thanks Feast this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the college still came through for its students last Friday,...

 

History mystery

We have a good lead on the gondola car found on the St. Louis River banks just south of the Interstate 35 bridge. We are fairly sure that the device is used to make hydrological measurements of the...

 

Another winter coat

Evergreen trees are white with snow at the Cloquet Forestry Center following two overnight snowfalls of 6 inches or more inside of a week. Some of that snow will be melting as the weather warms the...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

My husband, Bob, came home last week after being gone for six weeks, after a stay in the hospital and five weeks at North Shore Estates in West Duluth. He could hardly wait to get back home, and I...

 

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